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Introducing the “Mishima Festival” in Mishima, Shizuoka

This video “[Official] MISHIMA FESTIVAL JAPAN" (しゃぎり!歴史ロマン!【公式】三嶋大祭りMISHIMA FESTIVAL JAPAN) is a promotional video of a festival with a profound history that is held in Mishima, Shizuoka.

Mishima Festival is held from August 15th to 17th and it is a summer tradition in Mishima, Shizuoka, in Japan's Tokai region. Please enjoy the video of the traditional Japanese parade floats.

Mishima Festival Day 1: Floats and Flutes

Mishima Grand Festival, one of the summer festivals in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, is held from August 15 to 17 and is one of the main festivals of Mishima-taisha.
On the first day of festival, you'll see floats decorated with drums, bells, and chimes parading throughout the town. Hearing the noises beckons people to continue to observe the activity.


Please check the video at 0:22 and see the dynamic parade floats. They're perfect for taking Instagram photos. If you watch the video at 0:31, you'll see the sunset and the lanterns on the floats shine throughout the town.

Mishima Festival Day 2: Traditional Culture

August 16th is day 2 for the Mishima Festival, and it is a day for traditional culture.
On the second day, there will be a parade as well as the formal ceremony of Minamotono Yoritomo raising an army. Minamotono Yoritomo is a samurai with a history in Shizuoka. Every year, a Japanese celebrity performs the role of Minamotono Yoritomo, therefore, it attracts many visitors.

Please check out the video at 0:50 to see an actor playing Minamotono Yoritomo. The performance and the armor of the participants for this event is very impressive.

There are more performances such as the Kid’s Flute Piece and the dedication of Ninjomai and Uyarasumai. At 1:01 in the video, we see the Tezutsu fireworks display which is truly a magical sight.

Mishima Festival Day 3: The Day of Dancing

August 17th is the last day, and it is a day for dancing. On the last day, Yabusame Shinji is held, and many people visit to see this exciting event. Please see the video at 1:16 to see what Yabusame Shinji is.

Different performances, such as folk songs and the Mishima sun parade will heat up the festival. At night, a religious ceremony will conclude the three-day festival.

Summary of the Mishima Festival in Mishima, Shizuoka

Towards the end of the video at 1:38, many people get on Yagura (a wooden stage) and perform Mishima Bayashi. There is a raffle event at Mishima Festival. Fans are distributed to visitors, and each one has a different number on it. If you have a winning number, you can receive gift such as gift cards and more. Be sure to watch the video to see more details of the festival.

The Mishima Festival in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, is a grand festival that enlivens Shizuoka during the summer season. Wear a Yukata (summer kimono) and enjoy the delicious food from the different stalls scattered about the market. On the day of the festival, you can use the Mishima-taisha parking lot and the city's central parking lot, but there are traffic restrictions at nearby spots, so please leave early and plan ahead.

【Official Website】Mishima Festival
https://www.mishima-cci.com/maturi/

【Tripadvisor】Mishima Festival
https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g780865-d1313050-r606940142-Mishima_Taisha_Shrine-Mishima_Shizuoka_Prefecture_Tokai_Chubu.html

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Sep. 15, 2020
Japan
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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The “Mishima Festival” in Mishima, Shizuoka Is a Valiant Festival Held During the Summer Holiday. Enjoy Japanese Culture and History Through Parade Floats, Fireworks, and the Musha (Samurai) Procession!
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